Newport’s Cian Flanagan gets his strike away despite the attentions of Templederry Kenyons Colm Murray.

Four-goal Ryan downs Newport

GAA: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling - Seamus O Riain Cup Group 2

Templederry Kenyons 5-20

Newport 1-17

Report: Liam Hogan in Dolla

Four goals from Sean Ryan helped Templederry blitzed Newport in the opening round of group 2 of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Sunday.

Everything Ryan touched turned into gold as he finished with 4-2, as part of in an inside forward line where Tom Ryan and Padraig O’Leary added three points from play in a remarkable performance for the Kenyons who lined out with five regulars including Odhran Murphy, Gearoid Ryan, Adrian Ryan, Darragh Carey and Tadgh McLoughlin.

Templederry played with the breeze in the opening half and Sean Ryan was quick into the action when forcing Newport keeper Paul Hogan to save at the expense of a 65 which Eanna Murray converted. Murray went on to score eight points, including four from play.

After the early scare, Newport settled went 0-3 to 0-1 in front after eight minutes with Colin Floyd, Darragh Carroll and Peter O’Sullivan on target. But with Conor Looby plus Tom & Brian Stapleton prominent Templederry had plenty of supply and reaching the tenth minute they were level before moving into a 0-8 to 0-3 lead after twenty minutes.

Newport refused to panic as Conor O’Mahoney, Conor Floyd and Sean O’Brien came more and more into the game, that was until a looping ball to the left corner found Sean Ryan who in turn rounded his marker to score his first goal in the 23rd minute.

Newport responded with Daniel Carew and Pa Ryan causing bother on the wings and they began to reel in Templederry with Colin Floyd evading the close marking Christy Coughlan before finding the net. Both Daniel Carew and Pa Ryan added points to level at 1-8 each.

However, Eanna Murray edged Templederry in front again. Paul Hogan’s puckout to Odhran Floyd was turned over by Tom Ryan who raced away to score Templederry’s second goal and the Kenyons led 2-9 to 1-8 at half time.

After Newport hit three points in the opening five minutes of the second period, Templederry sensed they were in trouble and Gearoid Ryan entered the action. Templederry’s long ball returned with Mattie Hogan and Sean Ryan combining to put Padraig O’Leary through for a point with Sean Ryan following up with a great point from the left touchline.

Then it all fell into place for Templederry with Ryan turning his marker to find the net in the 41st minute after a through ball by Eanna Murray. A quick response from Darragh Carroll from halfway plus another Carew point left three between the teams but another Brian Stapleton delivery was brought down by Padraig O’Leary with Sean Ryan picking up the crumbs and sailing past the Newport cover to grab goal number four for the Kenyons.

Whatever good the Templederry forward line were creating there was no stopping them further afield as Gearoid Ryan was a one-man job and he posted two good points to leave his team nine clear.

Three quick Newport scores cut the margin to six, but Murray, Stapleton and O’Leary were on target again before Sean Ryan scored up his fourth goal and Templederry’s fifth leaving Newport shellshocked at the final whistle.

Player of the Match: Sean Ryan (Templederry Kenyons)

Templederry Kenyons: Tim McCutcheon (7); Conor Looby (8), Christy Coughlan (7), Dale Donnelly (7); Thomas Stapleton (0-1, 8), Liam McCutcheon (6), Mike Ryan (7); Brian Stapleton (0-3, 8), Michael Ryan (P 7); Colm Murray (6), Mathew Hogan (0-1, 7), Eanna Murray (0-8, 4f, 2 ‘65s) 8); Padraig O’Leary (0-3, 8), Tom Ryan (1-0, 7), Sean Ryan (4-2, 10).

Subs: Gearoid Ryan (0-2, 8) for C Murray (36); Ross Donnelly (6) for T Ryan (51).

Newport: Paul Hogan (6); Andrew Hickey (6), Odran Floyd (7), Jordan Young (6); Conor Floyd (7), Conor O’Mahoney (8), Sean O’Brien (7); Cian Flanagan (6), Peter O’Sullivan (0-1, 7); Thomas Floyd (0-1, 6), Darragh Carroll (0-5, 8), Daniel Carew (0-3, 7); Pa Ryan (0-2, 7), Colin Floyd (1-1, 7), Keelan Floyd (0-3, 7).

Subs: Aidan Moloney (6) for O’Sullivan (46); Aidan Ryan (6) for Young (50); Aaron O’Neill (NR) for Conor Floyd (59).

Referee: Kieran Delaney (Toomevara).